It's no secret that John Darnielle—the man behind The Mountain Goats—has been one of the most impressive and consistent songwriters over the last decade and a half. JD also happens to be a tremendous conversationalist and an engaging interview. When John returned to FUV for a solo session, I asked him about the somewhat quick, 18-month turnaround between All Eternals Deck and the new album, Transcendental Youth. In his mind, writing a song a month isn't asking a lot and if he can't do that, maybe he needs to do something else. Thankfully, he keeps going.